Famous 19th Century Fashion Designers

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 1 Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton.
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 4, 1821
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: France
Died: February 27, 1892

After losing his parents at 10, Louis Vuitton ran away to Paris, where he gained repute as a box-maker/packer, and was even hired by Napoleon III’s wife, Empress Eugénie de Montijo. He then founded the iconic French fashion and luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton, which now operates in 50 countries.

 2 Elsa Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli.
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: September 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome
Died: November 13, 1973

Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer who designed the wardrobes for many films like Topaze and Moulin Rouge. Widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the world of fashion, Schiaparelli was considered the greatest rival of Coco Chanel.

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 3 Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo.
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Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: June 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Naples
Died: August 7, 1960

Salvatore Ferragamo was an Italian shoe designer. An innovative designer, Ferragamo is remembered for inventing the Cage heel. Also a pioneering shoe designer, Ferragamo experimented with materials including fish, crocodile, and kangaroo skin. He is also credited with founding the popular luxury goods company, Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. Today, his company has extended its operations to include a ready-to-wear clothing line.

 4 Jeanne Lanvin

Jeanne Lanvin.
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Famous As: Grand couturier
Birthdate: January 1, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris
Died: July 6, 1946

Jeanne Lanvin was a French fashion designer who is credited with founding the multinational high fashion house, Lanvin. She is also credited with founding the perfume and beauty company Lanvin Parfums. In the 1920s, she opened shops devoted to menswear, lingerie, and home décor. In 1938, she was presented with the Officier Legion of Honour.

 5 Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon

Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon.
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Famous As: Costume designer
Birthdate: June 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: April 20, 1935

 6 Charles Frederick Worth

Charles Frederick Worth.
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: October 13, 1825
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bourne
Died: March 10, 1895

 7 Paul Poiret

Paul Poiret
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Famous As: Grand couturier
Birthdate: April 20, 1879
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris
Died: April 30, 1944

Paul Poiret was a French fashion designer best remembered for advocating the idea of replacing the corset with the brassiere. Poiret is credited with founding his namesake haute couture house which was responsible for making him one of the most influential designers of pre-World War I Paris. It is also widely believed that Paul Poiret invented the hobble skirt.

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 8 Orry-Kelly

Orry-Kelly
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Famous As: Costume designer
Birthdate: December 31, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kiama
Died: February 27, 1964

 9 Madeleine Vionnet

Madeleine Vionnet
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Famous As: Grand couturier
Birthdate: June 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chilleurs-aux-Bois
Died: March 2, 1975

Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer who established her own fashion house in 1912. From 1919 to 1939, Vionnet was one of the most prominent designers in Paris. Dubbed the Queen of the bias cut, Vionnet is best remembered for popularizing the bias cut. Regarded as one of the 20th century's most influential designers, Vionnet inspired many fashion designers.